Transport

Hokkaido’s Main Bus Companies

Abashiri Bus

網走バス | www.abashiribus.com

Services Abashiri and Around in Okhotsk Region. Operates intercity bus to Sapporo, local bus to Koshimizu, shuttle bus to Memanbetsu Airport.


Akan Bus

阿寒バス | akanbus.co.jp

Services Kushiro and Nemuro, regions. Operates intercity bus from Kushiro to Sapporo, Kitami and Asahikawa. Bus tours to Akan-Mashu and Kushiro Shitsugen national parks from Kushiro.


Chuo Bus

北海道中央バス | www.chuo-bus.co.jp

Services Sapporo and Around Sapporo, Sorachi Region, Otaru, Niseko and Shakotan.
Intercity buses run between Hokkaido’s main cities and Sapporo (e.g. Otaru, Iwamizawa, Niseko Annupuri, Asahikawa, Furano, Rumoi, Yubari and Utoro Onsen).
Chuo Bus Group runs the following local bus companies:

Niseko Bus (ニセコバス) www.nisekobus.co.jp

Sorachi Chuo Bus (空知中央バス) www.sorachi.chuo-bus.co.jp


Dohoku Bus

道北バス | www.dohokubus.com

Services Asahikawa, Sounkyo, Biei, Shirogane Onsen, Nayoro and Rumoi in Northern Hokkaido (called Do-hoku). Intercity buses run from Asahikawa to Sapporo, Monbetsu, Engaru, Kitami, Obihiro and Hamatonbetsu etc.


Donan Bus

道南バス | donanbus.co.jp

Services Kutchan (in Niseko Area), Toyako Onsen, Muroran, Noboribetsu Onsen, Tomakomai and Hidaka Region. There are also intercity buses to Iburi (Shikotsu-Toya National Park) and Hidaka regions Sapporo.



Engan Bus

沿岸バス | www.engan-bus.co.jp

Services on the coastal Ororon Line between Sapporo and Toyotomi pass through Rumoi and Haboro. All bus stop names with English on the website. Don’t miss the discount bus pass Moekko Free Kippu.


Hakodate Bus

函館バス | www.hakobus.co.jp

Southern Hokkaido’s main bus company that services Hakodate, Around Hakodate (Esan and Onuma Park) and the Oiwake Soran Line for Matsumae and Esashi. There are also highway buses to Sapporo.


Hokuto Kotsu

北都交通 | www.hokto.co.jp

Intercity buses run from Sapporo to Wakkanai, Hakodate, Obihiro and Nemuro. Operates airport shuttle from New Chitose Airport to Sapporo, Asahikawa and Obihiro. Bus tours in Hakodate.


JR Hokkaido Bus

ジェイ・アール北海道バス | www.jrhokkaidobus.com

Simply called JR Bus or JHB. JR (Japan or Hokkaido) pass holders can take the all local buses for free. Services Sapporo and around, Teine Ski Area, Fukagawa to Nayoro via Shumarinai, and Urakawa to Hiroo (in Tokachi) via Samani and Erimo. There are also highway buses from Sapporo to Otaru, Asahikawa and Monbetsu.


Kitami Bus

北海道北見バス | www.h-kitamibus.co.jp

Services Kitami and Engaru. Operates intercity bus from Kitami to Sapporo, Asahikawa and Kushiro.



Kushiro Bus

くしろバス | www.kushirobus.jp

Services Kushiro and Akkeshi. Operates intercity bus from Kushiro to Sapporo and Nemuro.


Nemuro Kotsu

根室交通 | nemurokotsu.com

Services between Nemuro and Nakashibetsu. Intercity buses run to Nemuro from Kushiro and Sapporo.


Shari Bus

斜里バス | www.sharibus.co.jp

Services local buses on the Shiretoko Peninsula from Shari. Operates highway bus between Sapporo and Utoro Onsen.


Soya Bus

宗谷バス | www.soyabus.co.jp

Services Soya Region, Wakkanai, Hamatonbetsu on the Okhotsk Line, Otoineppu, Rishiri-to and Rebun-to islands. There are also intercity buses between Wakkanai and Sapporo, and between Asahikawa and North Okhotsk (Hamatonbetsu and Esashi).


Takushoku Bus

北海道拓殖バス | www.takubus.com

Services Obihiro, Kamishihoro and Western Tokachi (Shintoku and Shikaribetsu-ko). Intercity buses run from Obihiro to Sapporo, Asahikawa and Kushiro Airport.



Tokachi Bus

十勝バス | www.tokachibus.jp

Services Tokachi Region (except Western Tokachi) and Obihiro. Operates intercity bus from Obihiro to Sapporo, Furano and Asahikawa. Check the discount bus passes and tickets.


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